Ghanaian rapper, Pappy Kojo’s dream to come back to Ghana in the midst of the coronavirus outbreak appears to be a herculean task.
Following his plea to the government to intervene and bring him back to Ghana, the Minister for Tourism, Arts and Culture, Madam Barbara Oteng Gyasi has disclosed how difficult it would be.
“I’m not safe, I live just across a busy street and people keep using that road every minute which is not safe for me, I’ve been calling out to the government, yet no response. I’m a Ghanaian and I’ve done a lot for this country in terms of creative arts. Sincerely I’m not safe, I have something to feed on now but I’m afraid I might soon run out of food,” Pappy Kojo lamented in a recent interview with MzGee on 3FM’s Showbuzz.
But in a reaction to his plea, Madam Oteng Gyasi told MzGee in an interview on Monday that it would be difficult for his request to be granted.
“Currently, travelling is out of the question. We’re not encouraging people to come to Ghana,” she said.
“Ghanaians can return home but if you’re in a country which is locked down and you don’t have a flight coming in, then how do you travel? He wants to be jetted back to Ghana? How is that possible? We cannot arrange a jet to bring an individual back.
“We’re trying to contain a situation and the directive is that for countries which have recorded over 200 cases, we are not allowing people from those countries into Ghana because we are also trying to contain the situation here. And I believe that wherever he finds himself, if he follows the guidelines from the protocols, he will be safe,” the Minister for Tourism, Arts and Culture added.
As at the time of this publication, Italy has recorded about 59,138 coronavirus cases with 5,476 deaths and 7,024 recovered.